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In Pictures: Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

Updated : 2020-01-08 15:38:31

The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Twenty posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented.

A man stands in front of a poster created by artist Tomoko Konoike, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Twenty posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man stands in front of a poster created by artist Tomoko Konoike, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Twenty posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Goo Choki Par, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The posters are a tradition at every Olympics and Paralympics, and many previous posters have become collector's items. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Goo Choki Par, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The posters are a tradition at every Olympics and Paralympics, and many previous posters have become collector's items. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The requirement to create posters is set out in the so-called “host city contract” in which the International Olympic Committee establishes the rules for the preparation and management of the games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The requirement to create posters is set out in the so-called “host city contract” in which the International Olympic Committee establishes the rules for the preparation and management of the games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Shoko Kanazawa, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Of the 20 posters, 12 are based on Olympic themes and eight were inspired by the Paralympics. Several feature wheelchairs, including a graphic vision of the violence in the sport of wheelchair rugby. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Shoko Kanazawa, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Of the 20 posters, 12 are based on Olympic themes and eight were inspired by the Paralympics. Several feature wheelchairs, including a graphic vision of the violence in the sport of wheelchair rugby. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A journalist looks at a poster created by Philippe Weisbecker. Both calligraphy and Japanese manga, the Japanese art of comics and cartooning, have also found representation in this year’s posters. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A journalist looks at a poster created by Philippe Weisbecker. Both calligraphy and Japanese manga, the Japanese art of comics and cartooning, have also found representation in this year’s posters. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Naoki Urasawa is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. The Summer Olympics open at Tokyo's new National Stadium on July 24 and are followed by the Paralympics on August 25. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A poster created by artist Naoki Urasawa is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. The Summer Olympics open at Tokyo's new National Stadium on July 24 and are followed by the Paralympics on August 25. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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